Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Tyger

Painter, poet, and printmaker William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) is known for his unconventional views through his poems and other writings, though he remained relatively unknown during his time. "The Tyger" was first published in Songs of Experience (1794) which was eventually combined with his Songs of Innocence (1789) into one title—Songs of Innocence and Experience, showing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul: the author and printer, W. Blake.

In 2002, Blake was number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons.